Wooden porch railing is slowly being replaced by Vinyl railings since it has many advantages over wood railings. The major advantages are
The vinyl porch railings are long lasting. They last longer than wood railings
They are virtually maintenance free. The painting required for wooden railings is not required for the vinyl railings. (You have additional time for your golf. No more of “paint the fencing and then only you can go for golf” type of order from the lady of house)
The vinyl railings look good for long time if you have selected the material in a proper way.
It is ideal material for DIY work. Just cut and paste work is involved, with minimal skills you can build good looking railing systems for your porch
It is virtually unaffected by whether. Sunlight snow, rain does not mar the looks if you have selected the material properly.
How To Erect Vinyl Porch Railings
The porch railings systems are available in market today. You can choose the color combinations you like and bring the material and start working on it. The speed with which you can do the work will amaze you. However, you must follow certain rules for making a good-looking Vinyl porch railing.
Make a plan for railing. Count the number of posts you will require for your railing system. Keep a distance of about 6 feet between each post so that it will have strength and will not give way when you lean on it.
Select a coloring system for you railing system. Vinyl porch railing can be given the color of your choice just by selection of material. If it is possible, you can make a colored sketch your self on your computer and see how the railings will look like.
You can select different colors for the top railing, the stand post, and the bottom support. You can also select a different color for the center rail.
Make your purchases from the same store and from the same manufacturer. That way you not only save, but also make sure that everything fits together. Remember loose fitting system cannot make a good railing
Now you can start working on railings. Follow the simple procedure given below.
1.Working with your Vinyl porch railing starts with marking the post. The accuracy with which you mark the posts determines the look of you railing systems and therefore you should take great care in marking the posts.
2.The verticals posts, the top rail, and the middle rail can now be made. Make the entire railing on the ground before erecting and fixing it in the bottom posts. Once you erect and fix the verticals, it might be impossible for you to work on them later on.
3.Work on flat ground and complete one side or at least the maximum portion of the side. This way you will make sure that you do your work with minimum help from outside and with minimum efforts.
4.When the entire side is complete, you can start gluing them to the bottom posts. You might require some help here as it might be impossible to lift the railing and fix it in position. Your family members or friends can help you.
So you can erect the vinyl porch railings with minimum efforts and go for your golf routine or fishing expeditions.